vehicle registration

All cars must be pre-registered and must be 1979 or older.

Due to technical issues, registration opens Dec 1st this year.

The Cruise is Friday evening and starts at 6:30 PM.

The Cruise

The Big Show is on Saturday at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

Day of the Show

Registration is $50.00 until April 1st, and includes your Cruise pass/Car Show pass for the Friday NiteCruise and Saturday Car Show, and two all-access wristbands for the show and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night are included. They must be worn to enter the car show on Saturday, and the concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings. Additional wristbands and day of show tickets can be purchased during registration.

Vehicles must be 1979 or older to be registered. This is for the Cruise and Car Show. No exceptions. If you register a vehicle that is from years 1980 and newer your registration will be forfeited and no refunds will be issued.

Registration after April 1st is $60.00. Space is limited to the first 2000 cars.

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You will need to pick up your cruise pass, goodie bag, and preordered merchandise at the Redding Civic Auditorium on the following dates:

Wednesday | 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday | 9 am – 6 pm

Friday | 9 am – 5 pm

If you pick up your pass and bag, or register, on
Saturday – 6 am to 10 am,
you will only be allowed to attend the show and not the cruise. You will go to the end of the parking line once your Show Pass is issued and displayed in your vehicle.

What time should I be at the Redding Civic Auditorium with my show car to park for the show on Saturday?

We will start parking show cars at 6am on Saturday morning. The parking areas will not be open before 6am, and if you arrive before 6am, you will have to wait until the parking crew arrives and is ready to begin setting up.


Please wait until we are ready to park you. You will be asked to move if you arrive too early and pick your own spot.

Please wait in the staging area in front of Viking Skate Country if you choose to arrive before 6AM.

Please have your Cruise/Parking pass on the windshield and make sure all occupants in your vehicle must have a wristband or day of show ticket to enter the grounds. We will be screening all vehicles as they come in.

Remember the Cruise/Parking pass must be on the vehicle you registered. If it is transferred to a vehicle other than what was registered you may be asked to leave. If you need to change vehicles, please update your vehicle information in registration. Email registration at

You will need the Cruise Pass if you want to participate in the Friday Nite Cruise and/or Car Show on Saturday. Late registration is available if space is available.

Registration closes at the Civic Auditorium on Friday, April 29th 2022 at 5 pm. You must be registered and have your Cruise Pass to be in the Cruise which starts at 6:30 pm.

Please click on “The Cruise” and “The Show” links at the top of this page, and the KOOL FAQS at the top right, to read the specific rules and directions regarding each event.

see you at the show!